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Old 06-25-2007, 06:46 PM   #1
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So I go to start up my desktop to play Battlefield 2, and everytime I start it up, doesn't matter what I do, explorer crashes out, the system pretty much turns into a paper weight, and I still can't run around and C4 ppl....WTF?

Anyone have any ideas?

Once my browser opened up to MS' page and said it was hardware (disk drive) but I can't really do anything about that with how it'* acting up.

Should I just re-install XP?

Please don't tell me my hard drive crashed....

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First, open your pc and take a look at all the capacitors on your motherboard. Any goo, bulging tops, indications of a leak . Go to http://www.badcaps.net/ they have quite a few pics of what badcaps look like. If you have these you need to replace the caps or the motherboard.

If that checks ok; Go to your hard drive manufacturers website, download and run their DOS level diagnostics. they might have a utility to read the SMART built into your drive; if so use it and see if the drive has detected anything wrong with itself.
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Thanks I'll check that out
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Dude, hope you get it working. But, if all else fails, try this.
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So far everything'* checking out ok.....think I may try a install of XP on top of the current one....That usually fixes everything lol.
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You may want to do a "clean" install of XP instead of reinstalling it on top of your existing one. Sometimes problems occur with the latter method. Do you have a good AV program and a spyware program currently installed?
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